Need to quickly understand how much your road tax cost will increase
(or decrease!) over the next few years? Look no further, all the info
you need on car road tax bands and prices is here. For a full
list of new cars that are currently FREE to tax
click here. Alternatively, a few of the cars in road
tax bands A to C are listed below - you can get a full list of cars by tax band by clicking 'more' below the
new car list. For our guide to tax on older/used cars click here:
Car Road Tax.
For a list of low-emission cars with the highest Miles Per Gallon (MPG) figures click here: High MPG Cars;
for all the information on current UK road tax prices, effective from the budget 2013 update, click here:
Road Tax Prices 2013,
or for an explanation of the road tax UK bandings click here:
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Cars registered after that
date have been
split into 13
bands from May 2009 based on emissions: cars in band A are
greener (and cheaper to tax) than tax band M, therefore the lower the
emissions, the cheaper the car tax bracket. You'll find your car’s co2
emission data on your DLVA v5c Certificate - (see below).
Cars registered in the UK on or after
March 1st 2001 are taxed according to their emissions; for cars
registered before that date there's one road tax cost for engines up to
1549cc and another group for those over 1550cc.
Cars registered before March
2001 aren't subject to the
car tax prices and bands quoted here; this is
because there is no accurate emissions data available for these cars.
Instead, road tax for cars is priced based on engine size (from April 2013):
Up to 1549 cc: £140
1550 cc +: £225